Vivo IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) rising star Devdutt Padikkal have been tested negative on his second test after he was tested positive on March 22. The Karnataka batsman was in isolation in his home in Bangaluru after he was infected with the virus.
However, it is almost certain that the cricketer will miss out on the season opener in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium against Mumbai Indians on 09th April due to the strict Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) of BCCI.
According to the SOPs of IPL 2021, “Players will only re-enter into bio-bubble of the franchise after they return with the negative test report in the 10 days isolation. RT-PCR tests will be done on the 09th and 10th day of the isolation and players will have to be negative on that. With that players will also have to be asymptomatic for 24 hours.”
Devdutt Padikkal will now have to undergo cardiac screening before he gets permission to resume his training in the nets. “After recovery, players must undergo a cardiac screening before resuming any team activities,” the SOP reads.
Devdutt Padikkal 2020-21 Stats:
The 20-years old cricketer was in a scintillating touch last season in UAE where he proved out to be an emerging cricketer of IPL 2020. In the 15 games of IPL 2020, he scored 473 runs with an average of 31.53.
He took his sublime form in the domestic circuits in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy. He smacked bowlers all over the park and scored massive runs for his side.
Padikkal scored 218 runs in the 6 innings of 20-overs Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy games while he 737 runs in the 50-overs Vijay Hazare Trophy games. The RCB cricketer was playing with an average of 147 in the 7 games which include 4 tons and 3 half-centuries.